Monday, April 18, 2005



Thirty Women, One Weekend, and a Massive Purple Floorset

A floorset is when we put new stuff on the tables and rearrange them and some of the walls. We'll have them once or twice a month, whenever the big boss says.

In an effort to speed up the proceedings, Kathleen had us start on Saturday night. Crystal, Stephanie, and I were to remove the body splashes from a particular table. As Crystal attempts to take off the splashes, the Plexiglas tilts, dumping them at our feet. Crystal: "Did I do that?" as we dissolve into laughter. "I sounded just like Urkel, didn't I?" I go, "Yep, you did." Five minutes later, Stephanie does the same thing, only much more spectacularly. Juniper Breeze flies behind the registers and ten feet in the other direction. Naturally, I can't stop laughing. Kathleen: "Y'all are killing me here!" Me: "What y'all? I didn't do it!" "You guys need to stop scaring the customers!"

Abercrombie and Fitch is two stores down from us, but if it's quiet, you can still hear their music booming in the back. It drives me nuts. I'm muttering, "Stupid Abercrombie and Fitch, I'm going to just go in there and kill all of them." "What are you yelling about back there?" "You don't even want to know, Kathleen." "I heard something about killing!"

Fast forward a day. We are trickling in just before close, all hyper in our street clothes for the floorset. Kathleen is trying to maintain order. "Y'all need to be quiet, there are still customers
in here!" But we (okay, I) continue. "Stop scaring the customers!"

Alisha and I are talking about nothing, as usual, when she mentions that she has to move in to her new house soon. I say that I have to find someplace, and she asks, "You need somewhere to live?" "Yeah." "Well, I need someone to sublease my apartment for the summer." And just like that, my MAJOR problem, and Alisha's, gets solved in one fell swoop. Thank you Lord, you do indeed work in mysterious ways!

I am in the front, absently singing to the same...after-hours CD...that we've had...since Christmas...but hey, the music is in me. Harmony interrupts. "Nettie...shut it!" "I can't." "Do it anyway! "Haven't we had this conversation before?"

"Do I need to do anything else, Kathleen?" "Nope, I think that's it." "Sweet!" "Yeah, that is sweet!" Indeed. Man, do I love this job!

20 Comments:

At 4/18/2005 09:56:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Glad you love the job, and HOORAY!!! on the apartment.

Now, about all these votes for the Amish woman...please tell me you voted for Condi or the RX8 woman...

 
At 4/18/2005 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

To Mistress Tootie Belle - Where is Harvey?

Glad you sorted out your accommodation problem and helped someone else along the way - how great to enjoy your job so much.

What are body splashes?

 
At 4/18/2005 03:39:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Barbara- body splashes are kind of like perfumes, only not as strong. You spray them on and we have them in all our regular fragrances, basically just for the purpose of smelling good!

 
At 4/18/2005 04:10:00 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

Thanks Nettie,

I see. We would probably refer to them as body sprays. I know what you mean though.

Thanks for the clarification.

If you want to call backover to my place, I have answered your question too. Its turning into quite an edifying pastime this blogging!!!

 
At 4/18/2005 04:30:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

You never know what you are going to learn when you blog!

 
At 4/18/2005 05:28:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Stupid Ambercrombie and Fitch... DIE!!! ALL YOU STUPID PREPS! MUAHAHAHA < lady of abstract painting's evil laugh


<3

 
At 4/18/2005 10:18:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

So, do I get to join the club if I eat regular Lucky Charms? You've never answered. :)

By the way, our Wal-Mart just recently opened a grocery store so maybe I'll try the chocolate kind soon.

 
At 4/18/2005 10:22:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Bask in the chocolatey goodness of CLC.

Perhaps a CLC body splash is in the making in some BBW secret lab as we speak...

 
At 4/18/2005 10:22:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Try the chocolate ones first and see if they draw you in...

 
At 4/18/2005 10:28:00 PM, Blogger Stacey said...

We saw the commercial for CLC last night and my husband was like, "That is so gross" and I was like, "Well people love them." and he was like, "WHO???" and I was like, "People I know...well...ummm...kinda" and he was like "Really???? What kinda people?????" And I was like, "Welll...ummmm....bloggers." And he laughed like it was the funniest thing he's ever heard.

 
At 4/18/2005 10:28:00 PM, Blogger Stacey said...

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At 4/19/2005 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Stacey, glad to know you aren't ashamed of your CLC-lovin' friends.

 
At 4/19/2005 12:34:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

^ Lol, Jeff H.

 
At 4/19/2005 02:49:00 PM, Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

Now if you had a CLC body lotion, I'd be game.... ;)

 
At 4/19/2005 05:11:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Let's see, if I start with a non-perfumed lotion, crush up enough CLCs and put in a blender...

 
At 4/19/2005 05:14:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Mad scientist much?

 
At 4/19/2005 07:56:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Funny you should mention "mad scientist"...

Just last week, I ordered "The Mad Scientist's Club" from Amazon.com. It was one of my all-time favorite books back in my childhood, but I long ago lost my paperback copy (it actually sort of belonged to me and my middle brother). It hasn't arrived yet, but supposedly is "in the mail". I can't wait.

 
At 4/20/2005 04:39:00 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

Woe is me - yet another chocolate treat I cannot experience. I am feeling left out here!!!

I am just going to have to move to the States..

Perhaps I ought to start taunting you guys with some British chocolate items that YOU won't know what on earth I am on about!!!!

 
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